Friday, January 26, 2018

I Love You Easel Card

I hate to admit it, but this is my very first easel card, ever.  I was never good with patterns {even though there have been many of them floating around the internet}, all that resizing and the need to cut a straight line was just too much for me.  However, when I was browsing my Silhouette files I saw I had purchased one that was an easel card and today was as good a day as ever to try one out! And, honestly, I had a new DCWV pad that needed to be broken in.

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card
Silhouette CAMEO Machine
Lori Whitlock's A2 Easel Card Be My Valentine, File #117356
Hero Arts Stamp & Cut, Hello, #DC151
Core'dinations Pastel Pink Paper {used as base}
DCWV Copper Luxury Paper Stack {hope they didn't close!}
Wink of Stella in Clear
White Brad

Yes, I'm spoiled.  All those complicated cards are a breeze now thanks to the
The card closed
electronic cutting machines and all the dies that can do the hard work for you.  I don't care; I think this is a beautiful card! There really is no tutorial because Lori Whitlock has put together a fabulous one; it's a generic tutorial for all of her easy easel cards.  If you happen to have any type of Silhouette machine, consider purchasing the file for this card.  It was super easy to make and lots of fun.  

In fact, the card was easy to see how to construct just by looking at the pieces.  The one thing I
Ah ha! It's a brad!
couldn't figure out {before I watched the tutorial} was how the cards stayed "up" like an easel.  I realized I'd never looked that hard at one of the cards to see the brad!  How ingenious, and frankly, since these cards are so striking, who's gonna be bothered looking for how it works {well, I did, but only because I was making one}? 

I did discover how to fix a mistake I make often - putting glue on the wrong side of the cardstock.  At
least in this case I quickly wiped the glue off with a baby wipe and then covered the heart in clear Wink of Stella - ta da! No glossy tell tale glue marks on this heart! If you look closely, you can see the wonderful Wink sparkle.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my short post and my lovely card.  The patterns and colors of the Copper Luxury stack are perfect for any cards or projects you might have on your 'to do' list.  Thanks so much for visiting ~ Christi

I would like to enter my Love You Easel Card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Layer it Up
Cardz for Galz - Anything but Square {I hope this qualifies!}
a2z Scrapbooking - M, New to Me {never made this type of card before}
Joy Clair - Dec/Jan, Make it Pop!
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge - M, Something New!
Die Cuttin' Divas - M, Something New {2}
Fussy and Fancy - #204, Fussy and Fancy
SumMoreFun Mood Board - #20 


  1. Your card is fabulous! Way to go, to enter the "easel-making" world!!!! It is addictive :) So glad you gave this card design a try, and I love your results. Your colors are amazing too. And, I learned something new ... wipe off adhesive when I accidentally put it on the wrong spot (yep, I do it too!) and cover it with Wink of Stella. Genius! Thanks so much for creating this awesome easel card and sharing with us for our Not Square challenge at Cardz 4 Galz! - Chris, DT

  2. Gorgeous easel card, I love the heart and the beautiful papers! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.
    Tammy x

  3. I love your easel card (I am addicted to them), it is so pretty and the heart is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  4. Your Easel card is lovely.... the colors are so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamps Challenge! Have a great day!

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)

  5. Great easel card, perfect for that beautiful die-cut heart. Thanks for playing along with SumMore Fun Challenges. DTM Lisa

  6. Beautiful card and would never had guessed there was an 'oops' on there! I haven't made an easel card in ages...might need to try that again!

  7. Well, your first easel card is a stunner, I love that die cut heart x

  8. Lori Whitlock has TONS of marvelous files and your card is fantastic. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  9. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)

  10. Love your design and your pretty papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week

    Jo x

  11. Well done, very pretty project! Thanks for linking up to our New To Me challenge gallery at a2z.

  12. Very cute for being your first one - wouldn't have guessed that! Looks great! Thanks for joining us over at SumMore Fun! ~DT Jamie

  13. this is so pretty! Glad you joined us at a2z!

  14. Lovely card and so fun, love that you can stand it up and showcase it. And those colors are super pretty. Thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun, looking forward to having you join us again soon ~DT Heather

  15. Your card is absolutely wonderful! I have that same paper stack and have used it for several projects. (On a side note, DCWV was bought out by American Crafts almost a year ago, and they are still releasing papers, but not quite as fast as they used to. Hopefully it can pick back up to what we were used to with their amazing papers!) Thank you so much for joining our mood board challenge at SumMore Fun!


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